Boxing federation elections postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic – other sports

The Boxing Federation of India elections, which had been to be carried out at its December 18 Annual General Meeting, have been postponed owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The AGM was to happen on the federation headquarters in Gurugram however “a majority of the state associations” sought a postponement citing the pandemic. The elections had been initially scheduled in September however had been postpone due to the pandemic even at the moment.

“…state associations of BFI have written to the Ld. Returning Officer, Justice Rajesh Tandon, appointed to conduct the elections requesting the Ld RO to postpone the elections due to the ongoing pandemic,” BFI President Ajay Singh said in a letter despatched throughout to presidents and secretaries of all affiliated states and items of the physique.

The BFI wants to get its elections carried out by the tip of this 12 months to regain recognition from the sports ministry.

“The learned RO considered their request and has recommended that the AGM and elections be postponed. This has also been confirmed by the Indian Olympic Association.

“…the BFI AGM and elections, which were scheduled to be held on 18.12.2020, are now postponed. The date for holding the AGM and elections of BFI will be intimated separately,” he added.

Singh was being challenged by former Mumbai Cricket Association president and BJP chief Ashish Shelar for the president’s submit. He filed his nomination papers on December 2 after being included within the BFI electoral school.

The 48-12 months-previous Shelar is a former sports minister of Maharashtra. He is a former chairman of the Mumbai District Football Association, that has 350 golf equipment below its wings, the discharge said.

He is at present an MLA from the Bandra West constituency.

Singh took cost in 2016 following elections carried out below the supervision of the International Boxing Association (AIBA).

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Former MCA president Ashish Shelar in fray for president’s post in Boxing Federation elections – cricket

Former Mumbai Cricket Association president and BJP chief Ashish Shelar has filed his nomination for the president’s post in the Boxing Federation of India, difficult incumbent Ajay Singh in elections to be held on December 18.

He filed his papers on Wednesday and has been included in the BFI electoral faculty that has paved the way in which for him to tackle Singh.

The BFI elections have been due since September however have been postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The course of might be carried out through the physique’s AGM in Gurugram.

“I am looking forward to joining the boxing family and taking this crucial Olympic sport to the next level,” Shelar was quoted as saying in a press launch.

“I will be able to strengthen boxing at the grassroots level which has sorely been neglected. At the same time, I can use my connect with cricket and football stalwarts to provide the push for our elite boxers to attain even more glory for the country,” he stated.

BFI Secretary General Jay Kowli welcomed his entry into the fray. The final date of submitting nominations is December 8.

“Mr Shelar is a fine administrator and has done a lot for many sports in Maharashtra and his vision for boxing is truly impressive,” he stated.

The 48-yr-outdated Shelar is a former sports activities minister of Maharashtra. He is a former chairman of the Mumbai District Football Association, that has 350 golf equipment beneath its wings, the discharge acknowledged. He is presently an MLA from the Bandra West constituency.

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